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Growing "Blueberries" in North Dakota

Haskaps

Blueberries struggle in our alkaline soils and cold winters. Grow Canadian haskaps instead. These blue-fruited honeysuckles thrive in North Dakota and are delicious.
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Spotted Wing Drosophila

Integrated Pest Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted wing drosophila has become a major pest of soft-skinned fruits (raspberries, cherries and strawberries) in North Dakota. The small fly lays its eggs into fruits. The larvae feed inside the fruits causing spoilage. Learn how to identify and manage this pest.  
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Growing Grapes in North DakotaBlue grapes

This publication guides home gardeners through the process of choosing an optimal site for planting, selecting hardy cultivars, and training and pruning the vines. In addition, this guide provides information on managing disease and insects that are common to North Dakota.
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apples on treeTree Fruits Culture and Cultivars

Growing your own fruit can be fascinating and fun. Many types of fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum and cherry, can grow in North Dakota. This publication describes provides an overview of cultural practices and describes cultivars recommended for North Dakota.
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RaspberriesRefreshing Raspberries for Home Grown Goodness

Raspberries are high in fiber, vitamin C, and contain more calcium than any other temperate fruit. This publication offers information on varieties, planting, pest and weed controls, pruning, and winter protection.
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StrawberiesKeeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh and Safe from Plant to Palate

Fruits and vegetables are nutritious parts of the diet, but you need to take some food safety precautions. Contaminated foods have been linked with illness outbreaks.
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AroniaZirconia Aronia: Is This Sparkle Real?

Acres of aronia are being planted in North Dakota. This shrub is called a superfruit---but is it?
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Red currantsCool Fruits for a Cool Climate

We will introduce you to a fascinating array of hardy fruits: Juneberry, haskap, bush cherry, chokeberry, currant, and more.
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Additional Publications and Videos

Icon - Publication  Jams and Jellies from North Dakota Fruits

Icon - Publication  Composting Practices

Icon - Publication  Gardening With Children

Icon - Publication  Strawberries

Icon - Video    Edible Landscapes: Gardening Outside the Box and presentation summary

Icon - Video    Growing Blackberries in North Dakota and presentation summary

 

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